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Welcome to July’s edition of

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E simply can’t believe how swiftly this year is racing by.

It seems as though we’re only just getting our summer

weather on track and already the days are beginning to get

shorter!

But fear not as there is plenty going on in the Active8 patch just

now. July sees the 14th annual Woodseats Festival and, as

usual, there are all manner of attractions lined up to appeal to

everyone - from crafts to chess and car boot sales!

Don’t miss the big parade on the Sunday which will lead along

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Meet the local stars from

RHS Chatsworth: P12-13

INSIDE: 2019 Woodseats Festival Programme of Events

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Plus, we introduce you to some of the local people who made

big contributions to the success of this summer’s spectacular

RHS Flower Show just over the hills at Chatsworth.

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A new campaign is providing free

life-saving skills training to local

people. Deborah Wain reports

THE Woodseats CPR Ready

initiative will teach people what

to do if someone has a cardiac

arrest and how to use a defibrillator.

It has been started by Woodseats

Medical Centre, on Chesterfield Road. The

hour-long sessions are run monthly at the

practice.

And the medical centre is also hosting two

sessions in August to teach children what to do

if they find themselves on their own in an

emergency situation.

Dr Richard Dachtler, a GP partner, said: “CPR skills are

life-saving and very basic and can be taught to anyone.

“Defibrillators are now very commonplace but what we realised is

that these skills and the machines need demystifying.

“We want to get to a stage were most people on the high street

maybe aren’t experts at CPR but are comfortable enough to have a

go whilst help is on the way.”

The sessions cover how and when to call 999, how to place a

Library’s big

Harry Potter

celebration

CALLING Harry Potter fans young

and old!

Greenhill Community Library is

bringing the magic of Hogwarts to life for

its big summer event.

Readers are encouraged to dress up for

the free event, on 10th August.

Chris Brown, who leads events at the

library, said: "Although the Harry Potter

books go back 20 years now, they

continue to engage successive

generations of children so we've decided

to theme our big summer event around

the world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts.

"We've got real owls, potions and spell

lessons, a cauldron lucky dip, games and

crafts. A small army of volunteers will be

assembling home-made Harry Potter

items including scarves and wands and

there's a Honeyduke’s sweet shop too.

“People should be on their best

behaviour as they are likely run into

Professors Snape, McGonagall or

Dumbledore!”

The fun starts at 10am and there will

also be a quiz in the evening for

Potterheads; anyone who would like to

field a team should email

support@greenhil-library.org

Lynne Brown is pictured putting the

finishing touches to the owlery

patient into the recovery position, how to do CPR, and

how to use a defibrillator, along with how to

manage a patient who is choking. Training for

children will depend on their ages.

Survival rates of out of hospital cardiac

arrests are less than ten per cent.

Defibrillation within three to five minutes

of collapse can produce survival rates of

as high as 50 to 70 per cent.

Sessions must be booked directly with

Richard via email at Woodseats-cprready@hotmail.com

There is also a facebook page –

Woodseats-cpr-ready.

The children’s sessions are on the following

dates: Wednesday, August 14th, 9am-10am,

7-11year-olds; 11am-noon, 11-14year-olds;

Wednesday, August 28th, 9-10am, 11-14year-olds;

11am-noon, 7-11year-olds.

The campaign’s logo has been donated by Andrew Slater, of

ReytGood Illustrations.

Woodseats Medical Centre will also be offering drop-in sessions

during Woodseats Festival, on 13th July, from 11am-2pm, when

people can find out more and pick up some skills.

Plans are underway for installing a community defibrillator in the

area.

Death of

former school

headteacher

AFUNERAL service took place at Hutcliffe

Wood Crematorium for a former

headteacher of Mundella Primary School.

Andy Birkby was at the

helm at Mundella for 21

years.

He trained at the then

Sheffield City College of

Education and began his

teaching career at

Wybourn School before

moving onto a three-year

spell in Gillam, Manitoba,

Canada.

On returning to

Sheffield, he taught at

two other schools before

taking the headship of

Mundella Primary from 1982-2003.

Andy Birkby

Andy’s main characteristic was his drive to get on

quietly with the strategies for ensuring that all

children could learn and develop in line with their

own skills and talents.

The many children who enjoyed learning under his

tutelage is testimony to his successes as a teacher

and as a school leader.

Andy also lived in community of the school and

became a much-respected resident of the Norton

Lees area.

The funeral service, on June 5th, was conducted by

Andy’s family with contributions from a few of his

many friends and colleagues.

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ITH a “perfect” new kitchen installed by experts at Sheffield Kitchen

Interiors, Steve and Tracey Eason had none of the usual deliberations

over accessories or paint colours.

The couple opted for white matte walls and clean-lined shutter blinds to allow the kitchen

“to speak for itself”.

Steve and Tracey, who live in a semi-detached property at Shiregreen, chose the

Meadowhead-based company as it had been recommended by a relative.

Tracey said the patient and helpful service the couple received right from the outset was

outstanding, enabling them to select exactly the right design and look for them.

In fact, owner Paul even arranged for the Easons to visit the home of another client,

before they made their final selection.

Tracey’s wish-list was for a future-proof kitchen with easy-access storage, and she

wanted lots of deep drawers to accommodate pots and pans and other kitchen equipment.

The team at Sheffield Kitchen Interiors created the new kitchen at the same time as

undertaking a transformation of two bedrooms.

Preparation work in the kitchen included provision of a skip for the removal of the old

kitchen, electrical work and plastering.

The part galley-style kitchen itself has sleek, handle-less flat slab doors, in a painted high

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There is a new Neff oven and hob with a convenient hide and slide door. The team also

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Although, the Easons have more useful appliances in the room than in their previous

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to mark their valuables with a unique forensic solution.

The liquid, which is invisible to the human eye, registers property to a

specific location. The liquid can also be used as a gel or spray,

intended to mark offenders who are in the act of committing a crime.

This then makes offenders, and any items they have stolen, much

easier to trace.

Officers have been spending up to an hour with residents talking

through the benefits of the initiative and ensuring valuables are

properly marked. Signs and stickers have been distributed in ‘Shielded’

areas, acting as a deterrent to potential burglars for fear of being

marked with the liquid. This service is completely free of charge.

Det Chief Insp Lee Berry said: “We are one of the first forces in the

country to implement this initiative, using face-to-face engagement.

“Neighbourhood officers have spent countless hours in communities,

making sure properties are thoroughly registered and homes are

equipped with Op Shield markers.

“The markers we put in place around the home and on valuables

mean that thieves are much more likely to be deterred from entering a

property. If they still want to take that risk, they are much more likely

to be caught, identified and punished.”

Officers have shown over 60 frequent offenders the science behind

how the liquid actually works and how easily it can ‘mark’ them,

without them even knowing. As part of our current forensic marking

initiative we are now operating in the Meersbrook area. Below are the

current streets that we are focusing on and you may have already

received a letter:

Albert Road, Alexandra Road, Argyle Road, Artisan View, Barton Road,

Birdwell Street, Brooklyn Place , Brooklyn Road, Burnside Avenue,

Cambridge Road, Canterbury Road, Carfield Court, Carfield Street ,

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Fitzroy Road, Gerard Close, Gerard Street, Gleadless Court, Gleadless

Road, Gregory Road, Kent Road, Myrtle Road, Nicolson Place, Nicolson

Road, Northcote Road, Nowill Court, Nowill Place, Odom Court, Richards

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Square, Shirebrook Road, Springwood Road, Tillotson Close, Tillotson

Rise, Upper Albert Road, Upper Valley Road, Valley Road, Well Road,

Wilson Place.

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Adam Walker with podiatrist Louise Reaney

Adam set to cut

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WHEN you’re getting ready to star in classic dance hit

‘Footloose’, you’d better make sure your feet are in

tip-top condition.

That’s why actor and singer Adam Walker found time in his

schedule for a visit to city centre podiatrist Louise Reaney.

Adam is playing the lead role in Woodseats Musical Theatre

Company’s revival of 1980s favourite ‘Footloose’, the the explosive

rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation about a young man who gets a

whole community dancing - and in the process heals the wounds

of a small town tragedy.

As well as the chart-topping title song, the show also features

such 1980s hits as ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boy’ and Bonnie Tyler

standard ‘Holding Out for a Hero’.

‘Footloose: The Musical’ runs at the Montgomery Theatre in

Surrey Street, Sheffield, from July 10th-13th. Tickets on 0114

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Flypast a highlight

of 2019 village gala

LOOK to the sky at this summer’s Coal Aston Gala on

Saturday, July 6th, with a Dakota aircraft scheduled to

fly overhead.

The flypast, organised in conjunction with the Battle of Britain

Memorial Flight organisation, is always a popular feature of the

village event.

Taking place in the grounds of the Village Hall at Eckington

Road, the afternoon is also due to serve up a variety of fun

events, displays of crafts, face-painting, side-stalls, a bouncy

castle, classic cars, Punch and Judy performances and a street

organ.

Coal Aston Bowling Club is to stage a target bowls competition

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Getting ahead at Chatsworth

Local folk were out in force showing off their

green-fingered skills at the RHS Chatsworth

Flower Show. Deborah Wain reports

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HOUSANDS of visitors to this year’s RHS Chatsworth

Flower Show had the chance to capture the ultimate

summer ‘selfie’, thanks to two local exhibitors.

The ‘Crowning Glory’ display in the show’s popular Floral

Immersion tent offered people the chance to wear three supersized

crowns of flowers suspended from an archway above.

The sculptural headpieces were a collaboration between event

designer Ruthie Ford, from Meersbrook, and florist Emma

McGeehan, who is based at nearby Haggler’s Corner.

Their fun installation encouraged visitors to embrace the trend for

fresh floral headwear, especially during festival season. Each of the

pieces had its own distinct structure with repeating flower varieties

and foliage.

Emma, of Orchis Floral Design, said the stunning exhibit had come

out of an initial idea for creating “massive floral wigs”.

The pair began working on the design at the start of the year and

then spent six weeks making the pieces.

With a background in decorative arts, Ruthie, of Cloud Nine Décor,

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Ruthie Ford from Meersbrook

Elements of Sheffield, designed by Emily Barnes

has over a decade’s experience in creating sets for festivals,

weddings and events. Her unique giant crochet flower gardens are

a distinctive feature at many festivals.

She said the show was the first occasion during which she had

worked with fresh flowers.

She explained: “I’m used to working with harder materials and

because flowers are so delicate, they are quite a challenge, but it’s

been lovely.”

‘Crowning Glory’ was one of six dramatic displays celebrating the

five senses in horticulture in the new Floral Immersion attraction,

partnered by Wedgwood. After the event, Emma said the

installation had been a resounding success.

“Everyone seemed to love the whole Floral Immersion tent and

the queues went well out of the tent. We had a lot of Instagram

pictures and Twitter mentions,” she commented.

One of this year’s show gardens, the BBC Garden, was ‘Elements

of Sheffield’, designed by Emily Barnes, celebrating the connection

between the city and the Peak District. A patio area resembled

Sheffield and was sunk, like the city itself, in the surrounding

landscape, with steel-making represented throughout with a corten

steel fence and stainless steel bars on the roof of the pergola.

‘Fade to Grey’ by Coal Aston’s Mark Malaczynski was among

eight spectacular Long Borders at the show and it won a Gold

Medal.

The small-scale horticultural exhibits were designed to harness

the power of plants to tell a story, spark emotion and celebrate the

natural world.

Mark’s project was inspired by his experience of helping his

88-year-old mother, a retired teacher, cope with the decline in her

hearing and eyesight, along with diminishing senses of smell, taste

and touch, causing depressive moods.

The planting moves from the most vibrant colours of the spectrum

at one end, featuring plants such as cornflowers and large peonies,

through to pastel-shades into a mono-chromatic, grey-scale

scheme.

Mark said: “The brief we were given was to design a border that

pertains to all of the human senses. Mine is dedicated to my mum.

I wanted it to convey an obvious and powerful message about

losing your senses as you get older.

“I only told mum about the border a couple of days before the

show; she was very surprised by it.”


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‘Fade to Grey’ created by Mark Malaczynski

Mark was hoping his mum was well-enough to visit the show to

see the border, which had Chatsworth House as its stunning

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Mark used to run an IT company but has just completed a

Master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of

Sheffield.

Putting the display together took more than four days. All

exhibitors whose work was exposed to the elements were facing

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The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show was in its third year with the

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paradise.

Highlights included a mass planting of 6,000 Dahlia ‘Salinas

Bicolor’, a Power of Trees feature and a floral immersion

experience, along with 13 show gardens and a floral marquee

bursting with more than 70 growers.

The honour of designing the famous RHS letters this year fell to

Dyche Lane-based floral designer Jonathan Moseley.

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School library branches out

An S8 school is bringing the outdoors indoors

with a refurbished library on a woodland theme

P

ARENTS and friends of children at Meersbrook’s Carfield

Primary School are raising money to transform the school’s

library.

The ambitious project will be on a woodland theme, integrating 13

real silver birch trees.

The interior has been designed by landscape architect and designer

Stuart Hutchinson, whose son Arlo attends the school.

In addition, Stuart, a climber, is taking on a sponsored climb –

scaling the 1350m equivalent of Ben Nevis, at Stanage Edge, in a

single day.

Stuart is the treasurer of Carfield Friends, which was recently

granted charity status. He explained that following an approach from

the school the group agreed to help fund and manage the project.

Currently the library is an underused storage and quiet room with

only couple of dusty shelves, without many books.

Stuart said: “From parent, teacher and student consultation, a

woodland theme was landed on so I thought why not go one better

than a woodland mural and establish a woodland in the room.

“To do this we will use 13 silver birch trees which were felled in

early spring and have them built into the fabric of the room. The

furniture, shelves and benches have been designed with the trees as

integral parts of their structure. All the furniture is of bespoke design

Queen’s Award for St Luke’s

THEY’RE simply the best…and they have the Royal seal of

approval to prove it!

The volunteers of St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield have

been awarded the coveted Queen’s Award for Voluntary

Service.

This the highest award given to volunteer groups across

the UK and recognises the St Luke’s volunteers who give

116,800 hours of their time each year, helping to deliver

the best possible care to patients and their families.

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Artist’s impression of the new-look school library

and is being laser-cut from birch plywood before being installed by

the carpenters.

“Central to the design is a whole class reading area, reminiscent of

fireside storytelling, and then numerous nooks and crannies amongst

the shelves with bean bags and low seating.

“The room will be decorated with bird book sculptures, tree

silhouette murals and indoor plants creating a calm tranquil

space.

“Libraries are places of sanctuary, as are woodlands and this space

will reflect that, they are places that can inspire and open children's

eyes to the opportunities that exist beyond the home and the school

gates.”

The scheme, being project managed by Cathy Czeduma, will cost

around £6,000 with £1,500 raised so far.

Stuart aims to raise another £2,500 through the sponsored climb on

10th August.

He is climbing without repeating a single route, totalling 113

separate routes, and will be climbing without ropes, known as free

soloing.

“The challenge on the day will be to keep concentration long enough

to complete them all. I am physically capable of climbing them all

but mentally is a different matter,” he added.

A number of other fund-raising events are planned.

To support the initiative, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/carfieldwoodland-library

Dark Peak Gear, a local company who design and manufacture

feather-down jackets, have made a significant contribution.


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but that hasn’t dampened local enthusiasm for the

outdoors!

In our area, we’re very lucky to have beautiful parks and other

outdoor spaces for us to enjoy.

I was proud to open the 2019 Small Park Big Run at

Meersbrook Park, which raised money for Palestinian women and

children.

Well done to everyone who joined me to take part in the run and

thank you to those who cheered us on.

I also enjoyed this year’s Heeley City Farm Festival, which was a

fantastic event for people of all ages.

The farm hosts a range of activities throughout the year and is a

real asset to our area so I’m glad that the festival helped to raise

funds for their work.

June was also a good month for those with green fingers to show

off their gardening skills!

I went along to Woodseats Allotment Society’s open day and

was very impressed with everyone’s horticultural efforts. They’re

a real hidden gem and testament to the hard work and creativity

of countless local people.

If you missed out this time, the society will be holding another

free open day on 1st September with activities for children and a

plant sale.

Twenty local gardens from Meadowhead Avenue to Bradway

Road were also opened up to the public for the Open Gardens

Weekend last month.

I was glad to attend as the gardens were lovely and proceeds

from ticket sales went to support Greenhill Library, which is an

important community hub for local residents.

If that wasn’t enough, Woodseats Festival is taking place on

Sunday, 14th July, with a Family Fun Day at Woodseats Primary

School.

You can find the full festival programme in this magazine so pop

down for what is sure to be a wonderful day!

Thank you to everyone who organises and attends these terrific

events, which help to make our area special.

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Val Glenny and her

striking ‘Winter

Wood’ image which

won her an award

from the Sheffield

Photographic Society

Wintry image lands title for Val

A Woodseats woman is expressing

her unique view of places through

photography. Deborah Wain reports

V

AL Glenny began exploring what she could do behind the

camera lens after being given a photography course for her

50th birthday.

She took the beginners’ trophy at this year’s Sheffield

Photographic Society Annual Exhibition, with her entry ‘Winter

Wood’.

Although she starts with an unaltered shot, Val uses montage

and other techniques for the final image.

She said: “I enjoy creating something unique that can express the

mood of a place. I see photography as a medium that suits my

creative streak starting with what I see in the landscape. I always

work from an ‘authentic’ image, sometimes

overlaying or combining them to convey a

particular mood.”

Val, an independent facilitator working across

the NHS, said husband Chas had bought her the

course, on the Northumberland coast, to help

her achieve a better balance between work and

family life. The couple have three girls.

She said: “At this point I only had a very basic

over-the-counter camera. The guy running the

course, Garry Brannigan, suggested that I might

buy something just a little more versatile, with

detachable lenses at least. This way I could

capture a wider range of images, including wide

angle and close-up.

“The course was inspiring, not just because of

what I learnt about photography but what I

learnt about the landscape, spending time

immersed in it noticing details in rocks and

patterns as well as broad vistas.

“Work and family life continued to dominate

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Val’s ‘Libraria Aqua Alta’

photograph from Venice

and I had to find strategies to protect the odd day to pursue my

interest but it was very hit and miss: running teenagers around

the country for basketball matches, walking dogs and maintaining

a demanding business left little spare time and very little creative

energy!”

Val made some ‘photography friends’ on the course and later

joined the SPS, which she said helped her “find some focus and

appreciate the range of possibilities that photography offer and that

it’s a very personal thing.”

She created two montage images following a visit to Venice –

‘Rust and Water’ and ‘Libraria Aqua Alta’. The photographs were

commended and highly commended in the competition

respectively.

She explained: “I took many ‘straightforward’ images but wanted

to express something about the beautiful colours often made by the

impact of water on the city: Wet books piled up outside an old

second-hand book shop and the effect of water on steps into the

canals seemed to best express this.

Her ‘Winter Colour’ image, highly commended

in the competition, was taken at an arboretum

in Gloucestershire, on her way to working

nearby.

“In this image, I have moved the camera

slightly whilst taking the image to achieve the

slightly impressionist effect. I love the colours

of the silver birch, dogwood and evergreens

proving to us that winter need not be dull.

‘Winter Wood’ was shot in Hampshire, again

while Val was working.

“I drove past this wood and just spotted the

scene. It was so calm and atmospheric, I

couldn’t resist.”

Val is keen to find more time to learn and

explore photography.

“You don’t need an expensive camera to get

started. I enjoy using my smart phone

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- Make sure all cords and chains are secured out of reach of babies and

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12th-14th July 2019

Official Programme

Seaside, by Eve, Y6,

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Buckets of fun at the annual

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Big Parade & Fun Day: Sunday, July 14th

Come along and bring the whole family


2019 Woodseats Festival Programme

Family fun all

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ELCOME to your Active8 guide to the 14th Woodseats

W Festival.

Each year, businesses and residents come together for a

weekend of summertime fun, celebrating all that is wonderful

about Woodseats and the surrounding area.

It’s the culmination of lots of hard work on the part of

volunteers who start planning the festival not long after the

previous one has concluded!

Highlights on the Saturday include a Picnic in the Park with the

Friends of Woodseats Playground, at Graves Park, and a tea

dance at Woodseats Methodist Church.

The ever-popular Family Fun Day will be held at Woodseats

Primary School, on the Sunday, following a colourful parade

from Abbey Lane School.

The parade will be led by the Concorde Allstars with other

participants including Eleanor Shimmy Dance School,

Razzamataz Theatre School Sheffield and many more.

Activities planned at the school include fair rides, stalls and a

craft fair showcasing the talents of makers.

Other events over the busy weekend include a chess festival

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What’s happening

Friday 12th July:

Woodseats Chess Festival - The Abbey pub,

8-10pm, simultaneous displays with clocks,

put on by two club members.

Family Party Evening - Double Six Youth

Club, 7pm-late. Disco, music drink. All

welcome.

Saturday 13th July:

Car Boot Sale - Friends of Woodseats School,

Woodseats Primary School, 10am-2pm.

Contact 07545 962015.

Coffee Morning & Art Therapy Session -

Pingley Court Care Home, The Dale.

10.30am-12.30pm. Families welcome.

CPR Ready Drop-in Session - Woodseats

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Woodseats Chess Festival - The Abbey Pub.

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consisting of six rounds.

Open Day - The Little School House Nursery,

Chesterfield Road, 11am-2pm.

Family Fun Day - The Abbey pub, noon-late.

All welcome.

Picnic in the Park - Friends of Woodseats

Playground, Graves Park, 11.30am-2pm.

Bring your own picnic lunch and blankets

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Tea Dance - Woodseats Methodist Church,

Holmhirst Road, 2-4pm. Free event, everyone

welcome.

Rock & Roll Band - Ribeye Live, The Big Tree,

9pm-late.

Sunday, 14th July:

Car Boot Sale - PALS, Abbey Lane School,

9am-12.30pm. Contact 07380 291847.

The Woodseats Festival Parade - Starts

outside Abbey Lane School. Meets 11.45am,

departs 12 noon, due Woodseats School at

12.30pm.

The Woodseats Festival Family Fun Day

and Craft Fair - Woodseats Primary School

Playground, noon-4pm. Free entry. Fairground

rides, stalls, activities, performance and

much more.

Family Entertainment - The Big Tree. All day.

Bouncy castle, barbecue and much more.

Monday, 15th July:

Woodseats Chess Festival - The Abbey pub.

7.30-10pm, Grand Challenge Match: Woodseats

v The Rest (of the Association).

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How it all began...

AY back in 2006, Steve McClaren became the England

W football manager, ‘Top Gear’s Richard Hammond suffered

a serious brain injury when he crashed a jet-powered car and

Daniel Craig made his debut as Bond in the film ‘Casino Royale’.

A little nearer to home, Woodseats staged its very first Festival!

The event was hastily organised after a story in the February 2006

edition of Active8, asking why the suburb didn’t have its own

carnival. From people who had featured in our magazine, we knew

there was plenty of gifted people, talent and culture in the local

area, much of which was not being shown off to others.

The introduction to the article read: “Other parts of the country

have them. Other areas of the city have them. Now there is a call

for Woodseats to host its very own Festival. What do you think?”

Well, our readers thought it would be rather a good idea and a

new event for Sheffield 8 was born. Active8 hosted an initial

meeting at Woodseats WMC which was attended by almost 50

people and an organising committee was soon installed.

The plan was to use facilities offered by church halls, pubs,

businesses, schools and clubs, together with outdoor areas such as

Graves Park and Barbers Fields.

Because the committee wasn’t set up until late March, the first

Woodseats Festival was staged late in the summer, in September.

Fortunately, it was blessed with glorious sunshine and hundreds

of folk turned out to support the initiative which featured all

manner of attractions including crafts, birds of prey, Daleks, classic

cars, live bands, belly-dancers, boxing, power-lifters, cycle safety,

art, local history and a Sunday parade along Chesterfield Road.

Woodseats Festival has undergone a few changes down the years,

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the efforts of many volunteers who offer their time and

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Harry Basset, our

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harry@heronpublications .co.uk

I

’M sure other dogs would agree with me that strange

things begin to happen to our owners around this time

of year.

One of the oddest is that they abandon their dining table and take

to eating their food outside.

Not only that, they also forget they have a fabulous oven, grill and

microwave in the kitchen and do all their cooking over a fire out in

the garden. You would think this would be the worst possible time to

invite friends and family over for a meal, but that’s just what they do!

They expect us canines to change our habits too and instead of

being served my food in a bowl in the kitchen, I’m lured outside into

the sunshine with the offer of burgers.

I’m told it’s called “the barbecue season” and fortunately someone

has seen fit to offer a few suggestions to ensure four-legged guests

are kept safe and well. We all might love chicken, but bones can be

extremely dangerous for us, whilst spices can cause an upset tummy.

To help owners know what is and isn’t safe, dog walking and sitting

service Rover.com have drawn up sensible guidelines. The company’s

general manager, Richard Setterwall, said: “If anyone loves

barbecues more than us, it's our dogs. The chance to bound around

outdoors, lie in the sun, combined with the excitement of more people

to play with and receive pats from, makes for hound heaven.

“Providing we remain alert and cater to their varying needs, there’s

no reason that they can’t enjoy the odd sneaky snack under the table!”

Apparently, many common barbecue foods that our owners enjoy

are in fact toxic to dogs. There are dangers like avocados, grapes

and onions, that often find their way into the side dishes, stretched

across the garden table.

Happily, there are several

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• Cover rubbish bins to avoid a dog rummaging;

• Keep lighter fluid, charcoal and matches well out of reach;

• Give your dog a break in a quiet, indoor space if they are tired or hot;

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Tramlines 2019...

I just can’t wait!

Our student correspondent Ellie Colton

has an extra special reason to look

forward to the area’s premier music

festival - she’s covering it for the BBC!

T

RAMLINES is coming to Sheffield this month! This year,

the festival will start on Friday, July 19th, and finish on

Sunday, July 21st.

With increasingly popularity since it started ten years ago, it’s

set to be the biggest and best one yet. But that is to be expected,

with huge names like Lewis Capaldi, Courteeners, Two Door

Cinema Club, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Nile Rogers & Chic, Becky Hill,

Tom Grennan and so many more – it’s truly an unmissable

weekend right on our doorstep.

The festival is located at Hillsborough Park; I remember a few

years ago when it used to be on Devonshire Green in Sheffield

city centre so it just shows you how the scale of this event has

now grown.

Being that my show ‘Hello Friday’ on BBC Radio Sheffield unironically

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All the team are beyond excited and blessed to be part of such

a successful and local event – and of course getting to see the

acts so close is a complete thrill.

For those of you who can’t make it, fear not. Just listen from

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If you want to come with your family, it isn’t just a day out for

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So if you’re free that weekend, don’t miss the event of the year

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Memory Lane

Reactive8

Niamh Casey turns back the pages of old

copies of Active8 to see who was making the

news in years gone by. This month’s time

travel machine takes her back to July, 2006

Norton’s wind of change

A NEW landmark in Sheffield 8 stood at 15m high, but was mostly

hidden from sight from the general public.

This new wind turbine could only be seen by walkers or horseriders

because of its position at Povey Farm in the Moss Valley.

The farm had been using electricity for less than 50 years, but

the turbine allowed it to generate a large proportion of its own

power. After installation, it was estimated to be producing

30,000kw of electricity per year.

Owner, Stephen Thompson, said: “I expect the turbine will have

paid for itself within six or seven years and much sooner than that

if electricity prices continue to rise as they are doing.”

The turbine has a life expectancy of 25 years, and Stephen said

its appearance had been greeted well.

Greenhill’s kwik cricket triumph

MORE than 200 local

students competed in the

first Norton Woodseats CC

Kwik Cricket Festival.

The event was organised

by one of the area’s oldest

cricket clubs, Norton

Woodseats CC, in

association with

Meadowhead School .

Some of the Woodseats

schools that competed

were St Thomas of

Canterbury, Lower

Meadow, Lowedges and Sir

Harold Jackson.

At the end of a long day of matches, Greenhill School were

named winners. Abbey Lane School came second by a single point.

A representative of Norton Woodseats said : ”We want to

stimulate the development of junior players and we are keen to get

children active, out and about and off the sofa.”

“The festival was a big success and we will be following it up

with coaching on a weekly basis. We are to field an under-11 team

next season which will compete in the BBC Kwik Cricket Festival.”

Forty years of Double Six

ENTERTAINER

Frankie Vaughan

officially opened the

Double Six Club in

1966, and 40 years

later, it was

welcoming 180

children through its

doors every week.

The club offered

youngsters a chance

to meet up with friends, play pool, table tennis and computer

games while offering occasional trips out to venues such as

laserzone.

Richard Hay from the youth club said: “We are getting lots of

support from the local Area Panel and we are hopeful of getting

planning permission to build new facilities.”

The eventual aim was to see the Double Six club used as a

community centre by local people, with prospects of new sports

facilities and opening the youth club more often.

Cornering

Last month’s mention of old corner shops

in the Active8 area prompted many

readers to respond with their memories.

Deborah Wain and Mike Firth report

D

AVID Nash lived with his mum, dad, and sisters Deborah and

Jenny, on Upper Valley Road at Meersbrook, and remembers the

corner shop in Rushdale Road. He recalls:

“The corner shop was our local, run by a lady called Audrey along

with her husband, George. My memories of the time were buying

penny tray sweets, fetching mum’s Park Drive cigarettes, and ‘shop

cheese’.

My younger sister, Jenny, would not eat any other cheese, it had to

be ‘shop cheese’. At times, mum bought cheese from elsewhere but

we told Jenny it was from the corner shop.

“Audrey was a lovely lady and would chat to mum for what seemed

like hours when she went to buy dad’s cider.”

Later, in the early 1980s, Deborah, now Lloyd, went to work at the

shop while a college student.

She takes up the story: “Audrey and George were very nice people

and made working there enjoyable. The shop was an Aladdin's cave

with everything from beer, wines, cheeses, medical supplies, lovely

fresh bread, some fruit and veg, tinned foods and all sorts of

everyday items. The kids’ penny tray was always popular.

“It was a plastic plant trug filled with sweets that was under the

main shop counter that was lifted out when kids wanted to dip in. We

David Nash with sister Deborah

used to have the ‘strap’ or ‘tick’ when customers got their groceries

and paid at a later date when they had the cash.

“ A lot of older people relied on the shop and people used to wait for

it opening especially on a Sunday evening.”

Seeing the photograph of the Rushdale Road shop brought back

memories for Hazel Rowley too, who also lived on Upper Valley Road.

She remembers: “I often went with a note for cigarettes for mum or

dad but most often for a loaf of bread which was wrapped in just a

square of tissue paper screwed together at the corners.

“I would nibble bits off the crusty top of the loaf on the way home!”

Thelma Copley remembers a number of shops in Valley Road and

the corner with Rushdale Road, using them from 1934.

There was Larmer’s, the chemists’, England’s stationery and toy

shop, and Wheatcroft’s, a large greengrocer.

Mr Cod was the man to see for sweets, where you could choose

from a 1/2d or 1d tray, while Miss Meeson ran a wool and craft shop.

Alcocks’ were one of two butchers’ selling families their meat and

Mrs Saunders ran a grocery shop.

There was a Co-op where cash was handled by a pulley system.

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Memory Lane 8

the retail market

ACTIVE

Other shops recalled by Thelma sold fish and chips

and did shoe repairs.

Maureen Stead has lived at Meersbrook all her life

and well remembers the area’s corner shops. Indeed,

if pressed she could put a name to all the family-run

businesses which once flourished around the lower

half of Derbyshire Lane.

Formerly Maureen Bell, she grew up at 23 Pearson

Place, then on her marriage she moved next door to No

21 and later to Cliffefield Road.

“There was a shop on every corner,” she recalled.

“We didn’t need anything like a supermarket in those

days because we could get everything we needed from

the corner shops.

“As well as fetching things for my family, I also used

to run errands for neighbours.

“I particularly remember Mr and Mrs Broom had a

corner shop at Pearson Place, selling groceries and

sweets.

“He looked quite an important man to be selling

things in his long, brown smock and he had a waxed

moustache and long, boney fingers. I used to buy a

penn’orth of balm from him for my mum.

“In the war, my father was in the Home Guard and

was also a fire watcher. An incendiary bomb landed on

the Broomes’ shop and he and a neighbour extinguished

the fire.

“After that, Mr Broome asked me if my father smoked,

and although he didn’t

I told him he enjoyed

sweets.

“He was so relieved

that, afterwards, he

always sent me home

with a packet of

sweets for my

father.”

Maureen also recalls

that when a box of

oranges once arrived

at a fruit shop on

Cliffefield Road, she

and her friends begged

the rope that was

around the box so they could use it for skipping.

A young bubble gum fan

outside Newcombe’s, Heeley

Said Maureen: “I am nearly 86 so I can remember all the corner

shops we had.”

Susan Jones ran Newcombe's grocery store, in Heeley, after taking

The counter at Newcombe’s, Heeley

Here’s an old Sheffield 8 corner shop some older Active8

readers may recall. Did you do your family shopping here

at Burgon & Son, Derbyshire Lane?

it over from her grandmother, Edith, at the age of 16.

The shop, in Well Road, originally opened in 1932. It was a 'free

beer' store where beer was sold from handpumps but it also sold all

sorts of things,

including patent

medicines.

Susan took over the

shop after Edith died in

1963. Her father had to

go to her school to ask

permission for her to

be able to leave before

she had reached the

official leaving age.

Her first week's

takings only amounted

to seven shillings and

fourpence but by the

time she closed the

shop she was taking £120 a week.

Annie Kay and Edith Newcombe

in the shop doorway

Susan said: "I was open from nine in the morning

until ten at night, originally. Gradually, I cut the

hours down because it became too much. We were

open 365 days a year, even Christmas Day and

Boxing Day."

Susan had to get rid of the handpumps shortly

after taking over the shop because of the cellar

work it entailed, but she still sold bottled beer.

Susan remembers certain regular customers

would come in just before closing time asking for

things like one egg and a single bacon rasher.

"Some people would come in and want a packet of

cigarettes and a loaf of bread and then wouldn't

have enough money - and they'd say 'oh, leave the

bread, I'll just take the cigarettes'."

Newcombe's eventually closed in 1974 after

being compulsorily purchased to make way for a

road through Heeley Bottom which never went

ahead.

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8

Joe Longthorne

‘Up Close and

Personal’ with

the audience at

Norton House

Country Club

Singer Joe turns on the style

V

OCALIST and impressionist Joe Longthorne received a

warm welcome to S8 when he performed a sell-out show

at the Norton House Country Club.

The performer, who started in talent shows and went on to have

his own TV series, has had a career spanning 50 years. He has been

battling cancer since 1989, more recently mouth cancer.

He appeared ‘Up Close and Personal’ with his band as part of a

series of more intimate gigs.

Joe, who was recognised for his charity work with an MBE in

S8 church puts

shared lunch

sessions on menu

I

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2012, told fans it was a “privilege and pleasure” to appear at the

venue.

He recounted performing in Sheffield during the early days of his

showbusiness journey, in the workingmen’s clubs, such as Upper

Heeley and Dial House.

As well as impersonating singers as diverse as Shirley Bassey,

Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson, Joe performed a number of songs

as himself, culminating in an emotional rendition of ‘Make the

World A Little Younger’.

T can be hard to cook for one, so why not

lunch with a bunch?

That’s the message from a lunch club with a

difference at Norton Lees.

Parish church St Paul’s is inviting people to

come together every Friday to cook and eat.

The initiative, aimed at older, isolated people,

gets underway later this month.

Vicar Rev Murray Brown has teamed up with

Andy Whitehouse and Alfred Sandy, of health

programme Drink Wise, Age Well, to launch the

club.

The programme is designed to tackle alcoholrelated

harm in later life, with an emphasis on

the importance of being connected to others

and having a purposeful life as people get older.

Smiling cooks Rev Murray Brown, left, and Alfred Sandy

Andy said: “The church has excellent cooking

session with a meal.

facilities and a lovely space in which to meet and work. I thought After the 12 weeks, the group will continue to meet, cook and

there was an opportunity to get away from the traditional form of eat, with the support of volunteers from the church and the

lunch club. We could do something that kept people more involved community.

in meeting their own needs, and supporting each other.

Murray commented: “I am delighted that St Paul’s can be used

“So the idea for a shared lunch session, meeting for an initial 12 for this new cook and eat group. Preparing food and eating

weeks was born.”

together is a great way to get to know people and learn new

Drink Wise volunteer Julie Roberts has devised a menu for a skills.”

different cheap and healthy dish for each week of the programme, The free group, for those over 50, began on 21st June. Anyone

while Alfred, with the help of volunteers from the church, will who would like to book a place or would like to know more about

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It is easy to think solely about who will benefit from your

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25YRS EXPERIENCE


Fortnightly grass cutting, Lawn treatments,

Hedge cutting, Turfing,Tree removal,

Tree Pruning, Stump removal

Fully insured, Free quotations,

Waste Carrier licensed

www.jmgroundcare.co.uk

07455 012 326

Professional, friendly and affordable

Repairs, fixing doors, curtain rails

All UPVC windows, doors, dry verge, fascias, soffitts

Fencing, driveways, walls, drainage, hedges/trees

Roof repairs, ridge tiles, felt roofs

Complete bathroom, plumbing, tiling, floors

Free estimates - All work guaranteed

Daytime

07966 577104

For all your domestic carpet cleaning

needs, including end of tenancy cleaning.

Phone Paul on 07432 030902 for friendly,

professional help and advice.

Fully insured and fully trained

email: paulcurriecarpetcleaning@gmail.com

Dronfield Landscapes

Private & Commercial Contracts

Trees, Hedges, Fencing, Turfing, Lawns

Mowed, Paving, Garden Maintenance etc.

Seasoned Firewood Sales

Fully Insured, All work to BS3998

Waste carrier licence

Chris: 07976072785

Richard: 07789497104

richard.jbc@hotmail.co.uk

Hazelbarrow Farm, Norton, Sheffield S8 8BA

MJLEE JOINERY

By Martin Lee

ALL ASPECTS OF INTERIOR & EXTERIOR JOINERY

Door Hanging, Spindle Staircases,

Kitchens, Worktop Replacement,

Flat Pack Assembly, Pipe Boxings,

Loft Ladders Supplied & Fitted,

Laminate Flooring, UPVC Soffits & Fascias

No job too small - Free quotes & advice

5 Periwood Avenue, Millhouses S8

Tel: 0114 274 5428

Mob: 0785 431 4320

N E Double Glazing Repairs

UPVC SPECIALIST FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Nigel Emmingham

Repairs on windows,

doors and conservatories

UPVC conservatory

guttering repairs

Misted units, handles

and locks replaced

Anti snap door cylinders

supplied and fitted

Free quotes. No job too small

Email: nemm29@gmail.com

Tel: 0114 2391879 07786575685


MALLORN

ROOFING

No job too small - 30 years experience

Tel: 0114 235 6002

Mob: 07853 350085

7 DALEVIEW ROAD, BEAUCHIEF

RE-ROOFS

ROOF REPAIRS

FLAT ROOFS

GUTTERING

NIGEL’S HEDGE & CONIFER SERVICES

• HEDGES TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TOPPED • WEEDING

• SUPPLY & FIT FENCING

• REGULAR GRASS & GARDEN

MAINTENANCE

• OVER 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE -

• NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

I highly recommend - very reasonable and very obliging!

John & Di Whitehead, Dronfield Woodhouse

Call Nigel or Gav on 07718 983155 for your free quote

Andy Lee Computer

Services

All Repairs and set up

Virus removal, Slow PC, Start-up errors, Lost data,

Internet, Email, Home networks, New

PC set up, Advice and tuition etc...

Friendly & reliable service

Home visits, 20+ years IT experience

0114 230 7200 07906 525471

Bradway

Plumbing

Services

From a garden tap to a full

kitchen or bathroom fitting

M - 07899 793657

T - 0114 2360117

No call out fee

No job too small

Free estimates

John Chatterton

Coving & Plastering

Restoration Specialists

Coving All Plastering

Specialist in One

Coat Rendering

01246 418221

07702 388656

Over 25 Years Experience

Rubbish Removed

Most items taken

Building and gardening waste, single items, cookers,

washing machines, carpets, settees, beds, radiators, baths, DIY, etc.

CLEARANCE AND REMOVAL SERVICE..

Gardens, garages, sheds, cellars, lofts, full & part house clearances

PHONE WASTE SERVICES FOR A FREE QUOTE

07860210156

Licensed waste carrier.

Identification and environment agency certification shown at the door

Often CHEAPER than a skip and you don’t have to fill it!


SUMMER SPECIAL

Tongue &

Groove Shed

£299! (delivered

& erected)

Nick Wood

Decorators

25 years experience

Punctual & professional

All size jobs considered

Interior & exterior decorating

Fully insured

nickwood25@hotmail.co.uk

TEL: 07812 636947 or 0114 239 0414

RIDGEWAY GARDEN SERVICES

Reliable Garden Maintenance

- One off tidy ups -

- Soft landscaping -

- Turfing and lawn care -

- Hedge trimming and pruning -

- Competitive prices and free quotations -

Call: 0114 2435863 Mob : 07928771635

Dean M Beatson

Roofing Specialist

STORM DAMAGE

NO JOB TOO SMALL- ALL WORK GUARANTEED

• Roof Repairs • All Guttering • UPVC Fascias

• Soffits • Barge Boards • Chimney Work

• Flat Roofs • Slating & Tiling

Tel: 0114 255 7151

Mob: 07795 976 259

14 Essendine Cres., Sheffield S8 8PB

Contact Mel on:

Tel: 0114 258 9210

Mob: 07775 938797

Mel Oxley

Cleaning Services Ltd

Established

1999

Carpets • Curtains • Upholstery

Don’t replace it,

Clean it!

Email: hello@meloxleycleaningservices.co.uk

Fireproofing

Property Cleaning

Domestic & Commercial

End of Tenancy

Hard Floor Maintenance

Garden Tidying

Fully insured

Friendly Service


We market to the largest audience

We negotiate the best price

We progress your sale or let

SHEFFIELD CROOKES

0114 266 6626

SHEFFIELD HILLSBOROUGH

0114 242 4260

SHEFFIELD WOODSEATS

0114 258 0111